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Teacher Resources The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching. Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations. Using Primary Sources Discover quick and easy ways to begin using primary sources in your classroom, with teachers' guides, information on citing sources and copyright, and the Library's primary source analysis tool.

Statue of Liberty National Monument - Virtual Tour Want to know what's going on inside the Statue of Liberty's head? The eTour will take you around the island and up to the crown. NPS Photo Whether you want to relive a previous visit to the Statue of Liberty, or you've never been to the park and want to get an idea of what it's like, a virtual tour is the way to go. You control your experience within the virtual tour, choosing from 360-degree panoramas, videos, pictures, and sounds.

History Globe In 1606, some 105 adventurers set off from England to try and establish the first permanent English colony in the New World. They settled in what is now the state of Virginia and called their colony first James Fort, and then James Towne, in honor of James I, the King of England. The early years of the colony were nearly a total disaster. Almost half of the settlers died due to poor choices in settlement location, management of resources, and quarrels with the indigenous Powhatan Indians.

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Teaching History Resources - Historic Newspapers Looking after the world’s largest private archive of original newspapers means that we’re extremely passionate about history. This is why we decided to pick out interesting coverage from historical dates of significance so that others could learn about the past, as it was reported at the time! Our free teaching packs are available in order to help students discover the cause and consequence of historical events. Hard copies are currently available to schools, universities, libraries and accredited education establishments only. Available Resources There are currently three options available which include a book of compiled newspaper coverage and two packs that contain complete newspaper reprints:

25 Awesome Virtual Learning Experiences Online - Virtual Education Websites Just because you’re online doesn’t mean that you can’t experience the world first-hand — or as close to first-hand as possible. Here are websites that feature virtual learning experiences, exposing online visitors to everything from history to geography, astronomy to anatomy, literature to government. 7 Wonders Panoramas – 360-degree views of the Seven Wonders of the World. Written in Bone - The Secret in the Cellar: A Written in Bone Forensic Mystery from Colonial America The Secret in the Cellar, is a Webcomic based on an authentic forensic case of a recently discovered 17th Century body. Using graphics, photos, and online activities, the Webcomic unravels a mystery of historical, and scientific importance. Online sleuths can analyze artifacts and examine the skeleton for the tell-tale forensic clues that bring the deceased to life and establish the cause of death. Launch The Secret in the Cellar Webcomic. Important Notes: Turn off your browser pop-up blocker to experience all the features.

Library Of Congress Unveils Massive Common Core Resource Center The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is here and teachers are trying to figure out how to best integrate it into their tried-and-true lessons. They’re struggling to integrate technology to best augment CCSS. They are in desperate need of classroom materials that they can trust. Like a superhero, the U.S. Library of Congress has just swooped in and unveiled an enormous new (and free!) resource that’s all about the Common Core.

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